Meet The Controversial Winner of Miss Korea 2018 | ASIAN BOSS

We talked to Miss Korea 2018, Soo Min Kim, to discuss the issue of Korean beauty standards and body-shaming.
Special thanks to Soomin for sharing her story.
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  • Xxibgdrg N
    Xxibgdrg N

    Even just for work at shopping mall in korea you have to be pretty like celebrity 😂 I'll give this 🖕 to the manager right away

    5 годин тому
  • Xxibgdrg N
    Xxibgdrg N

    See?? That's why I said Korean country people brain is suck and recently they even bash IU for doing charity 😂 don't come to me and say ( not all Korean is like that ) as you already know all Korean people is wierd it's fact tho

    5 годин тому
  • Michelle Bai
    Michelle Bai

    OMG her english is so good

    7 годин тому
  • ShingToMe

    Her parents should be so happy and proud that their daughter is choosing to be a leader in setting healthy beauty standards in Korea and the world. I hope her sweet parents will focus on the good that their daughter presents rather than the malicious comments about her.

    9 годин тому
  • Mikhail Bjornsson
    Mikhail Bjornsson

    Despite all the hardships of korean beauty queens when they compete for miss universe, they can't even made it to Top 15 ..wth

    9 годин тому
  • Ryiel

    She's gorgeous 🥰😍😘🤗

    11 годин тому
  • Gabriel Bulhões
    Gabriel Bulhões

    Higher than 50kg considered chubby I don't even want to know what's considered skinny

    12 годин тому
  • Joshua Lee
    Joshua Lee

    did you participate???? to fight for feminism??? What is the purpose of this woman??? What is the purpose of this channel??? With over 1million subscribers, are you trying the social divider tactics internationally????? Why dont you do a segment on korean police departments double standard for female poilice officers.......

    12 годин тому
  • Christina Ph
    Christina Ph

    She's beautiful inside out omg!

    14 годин тому
  • Sue Y
    Sue Y

    This hits pretty hard in my feelings. She felt all sorts of things within that short period of time during the beauty pageant. Imagine how Korean women would feel day to day about themselves living in such horribly judgemental (particularly a lot more strict on WOMEN) and superficial environment.

    15 годин тому
  • Patson Lim
    Patson Lim

    --------14 -----4 i can guarantee you that you will be fired and this time not coming back

    15 годин тому
  • Thornback

    She has an absolutely healthy BMI. The Asian look police is really gone off the rails.

    16 годин тому
  • Charles Dahl
    Charles Dahl

    She's simply stunning. Why would they prefer anorexic contestants as a standard?

    18 годин тому
  • Paulina Legut
    Paulina Legut

    Omg she got me so quickly. I'm so in love with her attitude, sensitivity and how polite she is. You deserve this title, sweetheart!

    18 годин тому
  • Amelie

    She's so pretty and genuinely kind. She should be a true role model, changing the future Korean beauty standards.

    21 годину тому
  • Root Laksa
    Root Laksa

    Yes girl

    21 годину тому
  • LaLaLa130878

    If you are considered fat in korea, you can come and be my girl any day!

    22 години тому
  • krisitne mayor
    krisitne mayor

    She is Confident, Relaxed and Smart!!!!

    23 години тому
  • Xenia

    Imagine a 185 cm woman that weighs 50 kg called fat...Can´t relate

    23 години тому
  • Pierce d
    Pierce d

    Wow you are so beautiful and so cool Miss Soo Min Kim !!!! You don't gotta change a thing and most girls wish they were more like you!!!!!

    День тому
  • jiji

    I'm glad she is very adamant about speaking up for what defines being seen as beautiful but at the same time, in majority of other countries in the world she'd be considered extremely beautiful and skinny so she's not really redefining anything.

    День тому
  • Christina Chaitom
    Christina Chaitom

    Her kind and honest personality deserved and won the crown..

    День тому
  • Um Hi ?
    Um Hi ?

    All the other girls were laughing at her, making fun of her, acting like they were going to win; little did they know they were laughing at their next Miss Korea 2018. Someone as pure hearted and humbling as her deserves the title and I’m glad she won, not the others.

    День тому
  • Meemansa Bartwal
    Meemansa Bartwal

    By the way...u r sooo beautiful.. Nd thak God I am not a KOREAN....

    День тому
  • Poulomi Hari
    Poulomi Hari

    Oh my God she is the most beautiful Korean woman I have ever seen. Such gorgeous smile, such sweet voice... her eyes shine up like stars. She is healthy. Not stick-thin plastic like other korean plastic models. Shame on Korean society for calling her ugly. They are already proving her 100 times more beautiful than the entire Korean society.

    День тому
  • Tenzin Dechen
    Tenzin Dechen

    There is something in her that she is chosen as Miss Korea. Keep it up👍

    День тому
  • Fisher Peace
    Fisher Peace

    She speaks English so well and was educated in the States, so I do not think she should be Miss Korea, because she does not represent the culture and character of Korean women. I do hope every woman in the world could have the opportunity to be exposed to the idea to embrace who they are, and do what they want to do, go make their own name and change the world etc.

    День тому
  • Fisher Peace
    Fisher Peace

    +Jana She is not a typical Korean woman, although her nationality might be Korea. These kind of people are called banana metaphorically, because they look yellow (East Asian) from outside, but white inside (way of thinking, education etc). I like her, but she is not a representative Korea woman. By the way, I don't think you have the right to deny my rights to say "stupid things" before you really understand what I mean.

    21 годину тому
  • Jana

    What the hell? She's Korean, so ofc she deserves it! I don't think you have the right to say stupid things like that!

    День тому
  • Maria Maria
    Maria Maria

    It needs to change... they are underweight.

    День тому
  • Tanya Tan
    Tanya Tan

    She is very educated! And smart

    День тому
  • mochamie

    Thank God all the pageant judges not as crazy and as stupid as knetz 😐 I'm 148cm weighs 56 kgs... I believe I'd be considered as a pig in Korea 🤔

    День тому
  • Christina Moon
    Christina Moon

    This is a good lesson to us as people who use the internet. These people have parents who probably read the comments, so not only are you being unfairly cruel to a stranger but cruel to their family. She's very honest and I am glad she won so I could hear her truth about living in such a misogynistic culture and how we can be more mindful in our judgements.

    День тому
  • Jess

    This was the most relaxing and natural interview! Amazing! Absolutely the best person to win!

    День тому
  • Marceline Abadeer
    Marceline Abadeer

    she's so sweet and down to earth what's wrong with people.

    День тому
  • Judith 0204
    Judith 0204

    over 50kg wow thats strict that means im chubby 😑

    День тому
  • Tabby Kitty
    Tabby Kitty

    she is really pretty and prefect

    День тому
  • Littleladyseraphine

    Koreans can be hella toxic.

    День тому
  • Sand Shrew
    Sand Shrew

    Is she going to join Miss Universe 2019?

    День тому
  • Sasmita Bangera
    Sasmita Bangera

    How can people in Korea be so mean,to say her so much,only on basis of looks.

    День тому
  • Xiu Vu
    Xiu Vu

    She is amazing

    День тому
  • amtusyaafi

    she's beauty inside out :)

    День тому
  • messi slays
    messi slays

    Being only pretty is not enough for winning peageant ..most importantly you need to have brain like her lol 😂 Koreans are really weird in terms of beauty standards 😹😹

    День тому
  • Nyl Mabini
    Nyl Mabini

    5o kg considered as chubby? okay I'm not going there anymore HAAHHHAHA.

    День тому
  • Ladie Ballesteros
    Ladie Ballesteros

    She speaks with elegance..Her English speaking skill is superb...She is beautiful...She is slim...definitely not fat....She is the change Korea is waiting for when it comes to beauty standard...BEAUTY AND BRAIN.

    День тому
  • Matthew Jan Luna
    Matthew Jan Luna

    I like how she put opinions in every questions that is being thrown and how she shares her thoughts clearly, a lot of people being discriminate because of their weight and I also felt that as a teenager in high school, I wish that she will use her platform to redefine to change the standard beauty not only on korea but also to the world that is waiting for the change. Hey Miss Korea you deserve to represent your country because of your strong will and dedication to put up something to the public❤️

    2 дні тому
  • olivia

    i'm the same height and i weigh like 64kgs lol and i'm healthy so i don't know what they're all on about... she's beautiful!!

    2 дні тому
  • D. Graze
    D. Graze

    korean netizen behavior are linked to the level of stress. they are doing a rude things just to pent their stress over their daily lives. i think if korea didn't want to lose more and more people in personal perspective. they need to reduce stress level first, because this is not about telling netizen to do not wrote bad things. and for person who get bad word from internet, they need to remember that, those people are the bad people, as long as you can do what you suppose to do well, those bad netizen shouldn't have affecting you're mental. i always gratefull, that my country has a less stress level, and being religious country are really makes people have better perspective.

    2 дні тому
  • Shakshi Gautam
    Shakshi Gautam

    If she is fat i'm an elephant 😂

    2 дні тому
  • Kate Versoza
    Kate Versoza

    i can’t go to korea then they’ll think i’m a monster

    2 дні тому
  • Syera i
    Syera i

    she is not fat at all. come on lah netizens !!! she is pretty inside and outside

    2 дні тому
  • Bubbly Boo
    Bubbly Boo

    Without you realized beauty industry like other industry are scary....they can change our beauty standard for their own profit... beautiful men and women that we see on the magazine or drama are not real, they're not like that in real life.....for me this girl is more than beautiful to represent korean women....we all know for sure, not all korean women are Song Hye-kyo or Kim seriously.....

    2 дні тому
  • Kusum Indoria
    Kusum Indoria

    I was like scrolling down the comments and liking every other comment that said they cried while watching this because I cried too.

    2 дні тому
  • FocusFanatic

    The funny thing is I don't consider south Koreans to be particularly pretty

    2 дні тому
  • Elizabeth Ra
    Elizabeth Ra

    What they call thicc in the US is overweight in Korea. Sad to see that everyone shames each other when we should all be unified as a country. And to allow little girls hope and dream to be thin and unhealthily underweight is disgusting. I've been fortunate to live in the states but to see how my people really treat each other just because of size and weight is really truly saddening.

    2 дні тому
  • Mia

    so sweet and gentle like a fairytale princess I'm actually in love with her omg. her kindness and humanity is amazing. you see all these beauty pageant winners with 0 brains and 0 soul and here she is so beautifully inspiring. I really love her story and I feel like I really connect with her. she's just so human and down to earth ugh god she's amazing

    2 дні тому
  • Hazel Cohen
    Hazel Cohen

    They are adults no candy and not going to the bathroom alone? I get some may be bulimic or on drugs what really won’t be any surprise being underweight and anorexic is somewhat ideal but still the level of controlling is just weird

    2 дні тому
  • aminini

    I weight 52kg 5'5 and it's pretty uncommon for me not to be the skinniest of a group or my immediate surrounding. I'm north american. That is crazy.

    2 дні тому
  • grdn rs
    grdn rs

    If people wanted to judge Miss Korea solely based on looks then there wouldn’t be a questionnaire segment to showcase the women’s personality and intellect. I think she’s got a very great personality and she’s pretty. If Koreans want to just have a competition based on looks they have that ulzzang competition for that. I think it’s really nasty people are shaming her body when she’s healthy and happy.

    2 дні тому
  • Johnny DeCastro
    Johnny DeCastro

    Meanwhile in America you have people fighting to make "sphere" a body type

    2 дні тому
  • Tatin Minam
    Tatin Minam

    Those who think she is overweight are the fools.

    2 дні тому
  • 대인박

    'It doesn't get much stricter than South Korea'..why is this guy so negative about South Korea his motherland all the time? Do you know that average weight of Japanese women are actually lower than that of South Korean women and by quite a margin? I think this guy is typical self-hating Korean American.

    2 дні тому
  • Stacie Cherill Dickson
    Stacie Cherill Dickson

    She is gorgeous ! To me this reminds me of colorism in the black community ! Demolish all evil beauty standards ! Everyone is gorgeous ! 👸🏻

    2 дні тому
  • Ram PP
    Ram PP

    So beautiful and smart

    2 дні тому
  • Itsna Yuni Hidayati
    Itsna Yuni Hidayati

    If her natural beauty, smart brain, and great personality didnt suit to represents korea, so what kind of women should represent korea? 😌

    2 дні тому
  • Hirwa Damor
    Hirwa Damor

    Oh she's such a beauty😍♥️How can people even create nonsense controversies?

    3 дні тому
  • Peter Strider
    Peter Strider

    What an intelligent interview with such a grounded and intelligent (and beautiful) woman. Respect to her and her family. Thank you to the interviewer. I sincerely hope her mission is a success!

    3 дні тому
  • hdytlhusna

    I kinda ship them.

    3 дні тому
  • yang pasti bukan kimihime
    yang pasti bukan kimihime

    her english is so good or is this a dub

    3 дні тому
  • uwuseokie

    When she talked about her dad I really felt for her. Who wants to see their parents hurt because of people and you can’t control it? But her as a human being is really kind and has perspective and I hope that this is how most people feel about her and hope they won’t get hurt by comments that are not true.

    3 дні тому
  • noemita494

    The joke is she checks most of their criteria for beauty standards (thin, tall, pale skin, high nose, big eyes, small face) but they still weren't satisfied lol they're crazy

    3 дні тому
  • lancy meyer
    lancy meyer

    korean should be proud that she is your miss Korea.what's wrong with those haters.fat and ugly?fats in ur brain and cataracts on ur eyes!

    3 дні тому
  • Musandpoet DL
    Musandpoet DL

    I support her for who she is. I’m proud as a Korean that she’s representing Korea, not for her looks, but for her personality, individuality, and how she thinks out of this beauty standard.

    3 дні тому

    she is really a wife materials. andd at least she doesn't fake her personality.

    3 дні тому
  • KelvinCrLin

    Shes attractive, smart and showed great personality.~ shes so slim!!!

    3 дні тому
  • Naoki

    173 cm with 58kg ?? THATS NORMAL KOREA.

    3 дні тому
  • ay lin
    ay lin

    Koreans should give away all the foods to Syria then

    3 дні тому
  • Hashnavi Rajan
    Hashnavi Rajan

    Korean beauty standards are so unhealthy. when she said her weight and height, i was like that's much more perfect than being underweight. YOU GO GIRL. YOLO. so do what you desire, be happy, and be who u are.

    3 дні тому
  • La Cite
    La Cite

    Soo Min Kim is NOT fat, considering her height and weight. She's a natural beauty who is very rare now as many young women who participated in beauty pageants underwent plastic surgeries. Bravo for the judges who could see her natural beauty! She can be a role model for young Korean women who would like to participate in a beauty pageant in the future.

    3 дні тому
  • Christian C. Lawas
    Christian C. Lawas

    Try exploring more also with the Philippines when it comes to beauty pageants. 😉

    3 дні тому
  • Aldo Sherman
    Aldo Sherman

    At least she speaks english well compared to the rest of her bashers. She expresses herself well. Her bashers should be ashamed of themselves.

    3 дні тому

    I love her personality... She's way too good to represent Miss Korea 2018..

    3 дні тому
  • aisha0000000000 0000000000
    aisha0000000000 0000000000

    funny how high korean standards are when they themselves aren’t really pretty. i mean who the hell gave them the idea of beauty standards? i would underdtand if 90% of their population are composed of gorgeous people but i’ve been to korea and they’re all not that good looking. so i am so confused why they are so obsessed with weight and beauty when their average citizen isn’t even really pretty looking at all by world standard

    3 дні тому
  • Haneul Basumatary
    Haneul Basumatary

    She's so calm and composed and the way she handle things just shows how classy she is. Definitely worth being Miss Korea

    4 дні тому
  • God is great
    God is great

    She had hard time(emotionally) even though she won miss korea title... What's this? In our country if they win such titles they will be living rest of their life like princess....

    4 дні тому
  • God is great
    God is great

    +Matt Jennings India.... Have you heard about Aishwarya Rai

    4 дні тому
  • Matt Jennings
    Matt Jennings

    and where do you hail from?

    4 дні тому
  • I V
    I V

    Honestly, people feel sorry for this girl and her father for being affected by completely idiotic critics? Oh please, save your pity and compassion who are really suffering. They shouldn’t even be affected by it, she is beautiful and she won. Shrug off those idiot haters and stop with the self pity. Not even worth the thought. WHERE IS YOUR COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE AND ANIMALS THAT TRULY SUFFER? This is inane!

    4 дні тому
  • Rift

    When I see the thumbnail I thought that she isn't really pretty, considering there are so many beautiful women in Korea.. But after this interview I think that she is a very beautiful person with a beautiful soul within her..

    4 дні тому
  • Aero Nomer
    Aero Nomer

    She is gorgeous

    4 дні тому
  • RichyB 7777
    RichyB 7777

    They got a very diffrent defintion of fat over there in Korea heh. Wtf do they want walking bones??😂 I need me some ass in a woman bruh

    4 дні тому
  • 여자귀여워

    I'm 5'4 and 40kg😭😭😭 oml I really feel fcking phat oml I'm just gonna starve myself and look like a SKINNY legend

    4 дні тому
  • Hina.Hyuga

    If you pause at 7:15... They all look the same 😲

    4 дні тому
  • love yixing
    love yixing

    Don’t you gain a bit of weight from muscles?? Cause i did weight training, and i went from 115 to like 119 Ibs

    4 дні тому
  • fejiro favour
    fejiro favour

    You are beautiful and just amazing.bit really breaks my heart I can't even imagine how her parents must feel. I am just in love with your person, keep being the wonderful person you are and don't let anyone or anything they say make you feel less beautiful than you are. I really wish you happiness

    4 дні тому
  • koalapenguin

    As a Korean woman living in the States, the fact that she won the pageant gives me hope for recovering sanity of my native country. I am so grateful for her for playing a healthy role model and displaying what embodiment of integrity, grace, and true beauty looks like.

    4 дні тому
  • Tim Yang
    Tim Yang

    Being skinny is not as attractive as being fit and athletic. I don't get why skinny models are the beauty pageant standards when most people on instagram follow fit athletic girls that have a nice shape to them.

    4 дні тому
  • name can be anything
    name can be anything

    she deserves it. omg such a goodhearted girl.

    4 дні тому
  • Nicholas Seeto
    Nicholas Seeto

    huh? fat?

    5 днів тому
  • Shubham Verma
    Shubham Verma

    But why she is not became ms world

    5 днів тому
  • Siti Nurfamiza
    Siti Nurfamiza

    Her english good

    5 днів тому
  • ayeitsisabelle

    Shes so poised and professional, and of course so beautiful inside out. Shes grounded. Korea doesn't deserve a woman this good. I can't believe those standards...

    5 днів тому
  • jewel and friends
    jewel and friends

    I love Korean people but I hate their beauty standards that you need to be perfect to be beautiful. Most girls are dreaming to have surgery to blend in. They have beautiful faces naturally but I dunno why the technology changes it an instant.

    5 днів тому
  • Dam Jackass
    Dam Jackass

    That's his little girl being bullied constantly by the whole country. Dunno what I would feel if my kid experienced that.

    5 днів тому